As accredited Green Roof Professionals, Whitco is dedicated to helping clients find green solutions for a variety of roofing projects.
Whitco works with clients to determine the best fit for you and your structure, while meeting your budgetary, financial, and sustainability targets. Whitco assesses a variety of factors, including building footprint, climate, budget, projected energy use, and business goals to make recommendations tailored specifically for your project. Whitco knows your choice will have a lasting impact, so Whitco uses its expertise to guide you in making the right choice for your business.
As one of only a few commercial roofing companies in North America with Certified Green Roof Professionals (GRP) on staff, Whitco possesses the knowledge required to design, build, and maintain green roof systems that meet the most up-to-date standards in the ever-evolving green roof industry.
Green roofing options include the following:
- Modular/Tray systems
- Intensive and extensive green roof systems
- Roof Gardens
- Engineered growth medium
- Green roof accessories
Installing a rooftop garden has many benefits, even beyond those of a typical green roof system. Like a green roof system, a roof garden improves energy efficiency. But adding this feature to a building project has a range of other commercial and social benefits.
The cost of heating and cooling a building is often the largest of the “hidden costs” associated with your roofing system.
To help save clients from these hidden costs, Whitco recommends basing decisions on maximizing the performance quality of the roof system. This provides significant benefits, and a reduction in operating costs. When projects prioritize low initial costs, it can lead to a significant increase in operating costs over time. The result is higher energy and maintenance costs, and a shorter operating life of your roof. When selecting a roofing system, planning for efficiency can not only save money on energy costs, but also help you forecast your long-term operating costs.
When considering the appropriate design for your project’s roof, skylights can provide enhanced natural lighting and help reduce energy costs.
Solar Roof Panels
Solar technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent decades. Solar roof systems can now supply more than 25 percent of a building’s total energy, making solar technology an attractive option for owners looking to cut energy costs.
Polyisocyanurate Roof Insulation
In commercial and industrial roof design, using the right, high-quality insulation can significantly decrease your heating and cooling costs. Using the right insulation can substantially lower energy costs throughout the life cycle of the roof. A leading insulation product that Whitco uses frequently is Polyisocyanurate (polyiso), or ISO roof insulation.